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Links for Easter Weekend: Help Me Name This Saturday

Nothing much related, I’m afraid. Micah and I were wondering if there’s a name for this Saturday. You’ve got Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter/Resurrection Sunday. Traditionally, the “harrowing of hell” was supposed to take place on Saturday (two points for alliteration). But there’s no good name for Saturday, at least that I’ve heard. Anyone?

Moving on to personal finance, the spotlight for the week is on Rocket Finance. Over the last year, he managed to leverage his excellent credit to bring in $5000.

This isn’t one of those get-rich-quick things—he had to have the good credit and put extraordinary dedication into it. Plus, he made the extra $5000 over a year, not in a day or a week. It’s just plain impressive!

It all started out when the perfect storm hit the Rocket family. He then discovered truly free cash in the forms of bonuses and the like. And now, a year later, he reflects on the outcome and lessons learned.

The Pinyo published an excellent response at Moolanomy about whether and when you sell your credit score. In Rocket’s case, it was for $5000 which helped them meet a tight budget. But you may be selling it for a free t-shirt just to sign up for a card.

From elsewhere:

Lynnae assures us that there’s no shame in renting. I think it’s a symbiotic situation. Some people have to see real estate as the best investment and have to have the personality for following through. I do not have that personality. Therefore I will never be a landlord, but I may be a renter (unless conditions are right for me to buy). If renters get too critical of landlords, they forget that they couldn’t rent without one. And if landlords say that renters are idiots…well their properties may start getting lonely once their tenants find out.

If you’re a landlord or own your own house, Dough Roller has some great tips for saving money on the utilities. Some points work for renters/occupants as well!

Patrick has a quick guide to when you’re getting your stimulus rebate. I wonder what it’ll do for us, since mine is near the beginning and Micah’s near the end.

And speaking of the economy, apparently people are getting more into precious metals…leaving brokers a bit overwhelmed @My Two Dollars.

PaidTwice has discovered the beauty of dental insurance—what would have cost her $1600 out of pocket turns out to be covered, so she only has to pay $155. Awesome!

Single Guy takes on bank fees. It’s important to be aware before things get ridiculous.

Gibble and Plonkee have our guilty pleasures posts—though both have important messages to consider.

Plonkee wonders whether McCarney and Mills should have gotten a prenup. I imagine that anything would have helped.

Gibble looks at giant motor homes with awe, envy, and understanding. I think I’d prefer the stationary aspects of my apartment to something better that moves. But that’s me.


Megan March 22, 2008 at 2:44 pm

During my 20 years of Catholic school (yes, kindergarten up through law school), we always called it Holy Saturday. Pretty boring. Some people also called it Low Saturday. I’ve never heard of Maundy Thursday – we always called it Holy Thursday.

ms. m&p March 22, 2008 at 3:51 pm

My husband is Catholic and I grew up Protestant. I think the Maundy Thursday is a protestant thing since he had never heard it called that before. Like Megan said, I think Saturday is just called Holy Saturday (yawn!). Here’s what I found in wikipedia:

“Holy Saturday is sometimes called Easter Eve, Easter Even, or Low Saturday, especially by Anglicans. In the Philippines this day bears the name Black Saturday or Sábado de Gloria. On the other hand, in the Czech Republic and Slovakia it is called White Saturday. In Dutch it is known as Silent Saturday (Stille Zaterdag). Holy Saturday is also often incorrectly called Easter Saturday, a term that properly refers to the following Saturday.”

I tried to think of another name for you, but I kept getting the feeling that I’d get struck by lightening…I’m reluctantly sticking with Holy Saturday.

M. Lewis March 22, 2008 at 5:00 pm

As an Anglican, we call this Holy Saturday. So far, this Triduum, we have attended services for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. We finish Holy Saturday by attending the Easter Vigil. After which we declare, “Alleluia. Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia.”

E.C. March 22, 2008 at 5:05 pm

Your “Single Guy takes on bank fees” link is actually a link to PaidTwice’s post on dental insurance.

Your Sister March 22, 2008 at 5:09 pm

I’ve heard Maundy Thursday also called Holy Thursday by the Catholics. In fact, you can apparently call every day from Monday to Thursday “Holy.” It’s part of that whole Holy Week label.

What I’d never heard before, though, was that Wednesday can apparently be called “Spy Wednesday.” That’s the day that Judas betrayed Jesus for the money, agreeing to spy for the Jewish leaders.

Mrs. Nathan March 22, 2008 at 6:30 pm

It’s called Holy Saturday, or the Great Vigil. 🙂

Happy almost-Easter, you two! Are you going to be around?

Brip Blap March 22, 2008 at 8:58 pm

You can call it Brip Blap Saturday. I release my trademark for this worthwhile use 🙂

rocketc March 22, 2008 at 9:22 pm

We independent baptists just focus on Easter Sunday. 🙂 Thanks for the feature!

Steve Lavey March 23, 2008 at 3:49 am

I have always known it as Holy Saturday, although my mom used to call it teh pre-Easter errand Saturday!

One thing about Easter……There are a number of people who would argue that Jesus did not have to have a bodily resurrection or some even argue that Jesus’ death alone was enough, but we agree with Paul when he tells us that anything short of a bodily resurrection ignores the victory of God.

God does not want to just rescue people from this material world — God wants to restore all things. God CHOSE to send His son to die on the cross for OUR sins.

Jesus’ resurrection reminds us of three things

God has defeated death.
God has defeated evil.
God has begun His redemptive work.

mrsmicah March 23, 2008 at 9:36 am

@ E.C. Eesh, I must have forgotten what I’d copied last. Thanks, I fixed it. 🙂

paidtwice March 23, 2008 at 11:37 am

the stimulus refund will go by which of you is the primary filer. So which of you is listed first on the tax return.

For us that is me. 🙂

Thanks for the link!

Canadian March 25, 2008 at 7:39 am

Yup, Holy Saturday. Or, for me, “Easter baking day”!

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